Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in California, over a million residents of the state can have their previous pot-related felonies reduced or expunged completely. Proposition 64 went into effect January 1 and since it was approved in November 2016, thousands of Cali residents have already had their weed-related felonies reduced to misdemeanors.
Not having a felony on their criminal record means these folks can vote and apply for loans and licenses. The new law also keeps them from having to disclose that they were convicted of a felony when applying for a job.
For the last year, marijuana advocates and state lawyers have been holding free legal workshops to teach residents how to apply to get their records updated.
Source: Good News Network